Chase leads to firing of Black Mountain officer


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Submitted: Thu, 05/05/2011 - 12:01pm
Updated: Thu, 05/05/2011 - 12:02pm By:

BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC (AP) — A Black Mountain police officer has
been fired after being charged with hit and run, fleeing to avoid
arrest and other crimes stemming from a parking lot wreck at a
fast-food restaurant.

Thirty-five-year-old Joshua King was dismissed following an
investigation.

Black Mountain Police Chief Kevin Pressley says the 14-year
police veteran was off duty and driving his personal vehicle
Saturday when he hit another car as he tried to back out of a
drive-through lane.

Pressley says King fled and was chased for three miles by
officers.

King is scheduled in court May 20. It was unclear if he has a
lawyer.

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